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Genre: Hop and Bop Platformer

Group Description

A subgenre of the platform genre.

To be included in this group games must fit the following criteria:
  • Must be a game in the platform genre.
  • The majority of the enemies must be able to be defeated simply by hopping on them. They can be defeated in other ways, but hopping on them should always be a viable option.

The Hop and Bop platformer is thought to have originated with Super Mario Bros.. Before that, enemies in platform games were usually dealt with simply by jumping over them or dodging them. Other early platform games like Space Panic let players trap enemies in holes and the game Horace & The Spiders took it a step further letting the player hop on a trapped enemy to defeat it in the last section of the game.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Super Bernie World2020Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsKitsune Games LLC...
Chop is Dish2018Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneVictory Road LLC...
Daemon Detective Gaiden2015WindowsDegica Co., Ltd...
8BitBoy2014Macintosh, WindowsAwesome Blade Software2.80
New Super Mario Bros. 22012Nintendo 3DSNintendo Co., Ltd.3.75
New Super Mario Bros. U2012Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.03
Sonic the Hedgehog 22010Android, iPad, iPhoneSEGA of America, Inc.3.77
Donkey Kong Country Returns2010Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.14
Sky Taxi 2: Storm 20122010WindowsSky Bros...
New Super Mario Bros. Wii2009Android, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.95
Giana Sisters DS2009Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DS, OuyaDestineer4.24
Sky Taxi2009WindowsAlawar Entertainment, Inc....
Turtle Odyssey 22007WindowsPurple Hills...
New Super Mario Bros.2006Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.86
Turtle Odyssey2004WindowsRealore Studios...
SuperTux2003Android, BeOS, Linux, Macintosh, OS/2, Symbian, WindowsSuperTux Development Team3.60
The Land Before Time Collection2002Game Boy AdvanceConspiracy Entertainment Corp....
Super Angelo2001Browser, DOSWiering Software...
Charlie II2001DOS, WindowsWiering Software...
Disney's Donald Duck [email protected]!*#2001Game Boy AdvanceUbi Soft Entertainment, Inc....
Disney's The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure2000Game Boy ColorActivision Publishing, Inc....
Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers2000Game Boy ColorUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.89
Yoshi's Story1997Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.57
Donkey Kong Land III1997Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.94
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!1996Game Boy Advance, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, SNES, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.01
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Selected Covers

Giana Sisters DS Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Giana Sisters DS
8BitBoy Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for 8BitBoy
Turtle Odyssey 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Turtle Odyssey 2

Selected Screenshots

Introduction sequence
Screenshot from Giana Sisters DS
Title screen.
Screenshot from 8BitBoy
Title screen
Screenshot from Turtle Odyssey 2
Game group created by Alaka (78231), additional games added to group by Bart Smith (824), iamzelon (10564), lights out party (37124) and Terok Nor (30530)